"The Biosphere2 is a living classroom that can afford students modern, contextualized and hands-on learning experiences. In fact, I would claim it is one of the most innovative learning/classroom spaces in the world."
“Biosphere 2 is an amazing resource for the University of Arizona. Science accomplished in its biospheres will solve some of the world’s most thorny, complex challenges including feeding people on earth and in space. As an engineer, I value Biosphere 2 because it provides an opportunity to test out… [read more]
“Something special happens at B2, where the engineered ecosystems are close enough to their natural counterparts to inspire research questions, but different enough to engage the mind in defining the absolute uniqueness of Earth’s ecosystems. I love seeing this spark curiosity in public visitors,… [read more]
"Biosphere 2 occupies a globally important place in the history of exploration and science. Recent efforts led by the University of Arizona to facilitate B2's contribution to understanding the wicked problems of the Anthropocene link perfectly to our mission as college educators: to… [read more]
“Biosphere 2 reminds us how interconnected and complex the systems on Earth are and the impact that our actions have on our planet, and in turn, on ourselves. In a time when we urgently need to make our communities more equitable, sustainable, and resilient, these lessons could not be more… [read more]


Biosphere 2's Faculty Innovative Teaching Fellows Program

Selected UArizona Fellows will receive a stipend and teaching support to include Biosphere 2 in their existing courses or to develop new courses, or connections to other student engagement opportunities. The 2020-2021 Founding Fellows cohort developed the initial application-based competitive program. Applications (Letter of Interest followed by invitation to submit full proposal) available in March 2021 for 'B2 FIT Fellows'.

UArizona faculty from across all colleges representing diverse disciplines, career stages, and diversity of backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to apply. Proposals should integrate into the science and/or creative humanities aspects of Biosphere 2, including, but not limited to utilizing data-sets and research projects ongoing within the various habitats and research systems; engaging with the human history of confined or controlled ecosystems; being inspired by the aesthetic aspects of the design and implications of B2; and imagining how Biosphere 2 can be a catalyst for a more equitable future for all species and systems.